Former chief rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron sentenced to probation as part of plea deal
Former Chief Rabbi of Israel Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron was sentenced Thursday to probation and ordered to pay a NIS 250,000 fine after having been convicted of fraudulently obtaining benefits, providing false identification and breach of trust.


Jerusalem District Court Judge Zvi Segal accepted a plea deal reached between the sides, as part of which the rabbi relinquished his pension rights while the prosecution conceded its demand to have the court find him guilty of moral turpitude.


First published: 08.17.17, 13:00